GURU The Divine Light: Guru Brahma Vishnu Maheshworaha
The above Sanskrit verse clarifies that Brahma (the Creator) is Guru, Vishnu (the preserver is Guru) and Maheshwor (destroyer) is also Guru but the ultimate Guru is “The Supreme Divine Light” –Sat Guru Gorakshanath! It is the most sacred word on earth meaning “The Divine Light’ that can efface darkness, pain, suffering, ignorance.
Therefore, Almighty Guru Gorakshanath and Veda Vyasa (compiler of the 4 Vedas) are the Gurus. You can utter Guru to the Sun, Oil-lamp or candlelight, electric bulb because they erase darkness and bring light but not to humans at any cost. People have polluted the holy word Guru because of ignorance and so-called spiritual masters’ teaching.
We must not make blunder calling ‘Guru’ to (so-called yoga teachers) long-bearded man with smeared ashes on the forehead and wearing Rudraksha bead in the neck. They can be your spiritual master, teacher or guide but not Guru at all. These days, people call Guru to priest, yoga teacher, spiritual healer, saint, Jogi, Taekwondo master, politician, driver, and tailor. O my God! Who is the Guru? If you call Pani (water) it should tell about one object otherwise people become confused. Similarly, it has confused people and polluted the world Guru. It is one of the biggest misconceptions that people have in today’s society.
TUSHITA NEPAL (The School of Life), Pokhara